The screen grab below is pretty self-explanatory. We were helping one of our site's visitors with a last minute bereavement fare, which most airlines really don't sell anymore (or if they do, they're not that cheap) from Denver to Des Moines leaving this Wednesday and coming back Saturday. Fares were outrageously high, as you might expect for last minute travel with just two days' notice. But wait: what's this? With Travelocity's Total Trip offer, there was a flight plus 3 nights hotel for half the airfare alone!

Lesson: look for these Total Trip offers. They're not always such astounding values as the one we found, but sometimes they are. So don't ignore them!

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